When you replace the lock cylinder and the keys to your vehicle the keys must be programmed to the vehicle. Your vehicle contains a Passive Anti Theft System (PATS) which consists of a chipped key (radio transponder), a radio receiver ring transponder ring(that goes around the ignition lock cylinder), a PATS module and your vehicle's Power-train Control Module. The only people that are able to program your vehicle's new ignition keys is either the Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealership or a locksmith. This is intentionally done to keep thieves from going around programming keys and stealing vehicles. Please let us know how everything turns out.
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 AT 5:39 PM